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Report of the Committee on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications to the Joint Committee

October 13, 2021 (by videoconference)

Fifth Round of Negotiations on an Agreement between the EU and Canada on the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications of Architects

The fifth round of negotiations took place via videoconference on 13 October 2021. The Parties were represented by the European Commission on behalf of the European Union (EU), and Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authority (CALA) on behalf of Canada. Representatives of Canada’s Provincial and Territorial Governments attended as observers.

The Parties continued to make progress and resolved outstanding issues in the text, in particular, Canada agreed to withdraw the proposal for an Appendix containing the signatures of Provincial and Territorial regulatory bodies.

The following elements of the text of the MRA were discussed in further detail during the round:

The Parties committed to advance their respective internal consultations until they meet again for a sixth round of negotiations scheduled on 15 November 2021.

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